It’s easy to imagine that once someone wins medals at any Olympic games their lives are pretty set, right? That’s a great idea, but not really true, as you’ll see when watching “Back on Board: Greg Louganis“ which airs tonight on HBO. For three years, four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis was followed by filmmaker Cheryl […]
NBC Olympics to Present 52 Hours of Paralympic Winter Games Coverage Across NBC and NBCSN.
Dorothy Hamill, who became America’s sweetheart forever after winning the Olympic gold medal in ladies’ figure skating in 1976, is facing a new challenge. She’s competing on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars,” following in the footsteps of fellow Olympic skating champs Kristi Yamaguchi, who won the show in Season 6, and Evan […]
While the giant Oscar statues are still being washed off and stowed away, planners are already struggling with the timing for next year’s show in what could be a very early and very late awards season because of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which fall right in the middle of things from Feb. 7 to 23.
NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time television coverage of the Winter Olympics will start a day early next year in Sochi – with Shaun White the likely star. NBC will air events the night before the opening ceremony, the first time a U.S. broadcaster has done so. On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, viewers will see team […]
Ever wondered “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”? E!’s about to share it with the world by granting superstar swimmer Ryan Lochte his own reality show. The new six-episode docu-series, announced Monday by E! President Suzanne Kolb, will follow the Olympic athlete, who, according to the press release, “would do just about anything for love, for […]
Shawn Johnson’s freestyle routine on Monday night’s “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” was an Olympic-sized celebration. Shawn’s former gymnastics teammates, who won the gold medal without her in London this summer after she had to retire due to an injured knee, performed in her dance with Derek Hough.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is calling the London Olympics “the most-watched television event in U.S. history.” Citing Nielsen Co. ratings figures, the company said Monday that more than 219 million viewers watched the Summer Games on NBC and numerous sister networks. This figure surpasses the 215 million who watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The […]
Sanya Richards-Ross is having a pretty good week. Fresh off of adding another Olympic gold medal to her collection after winning the the women’s 400-meter race in the Olympics on Sunday, Richards-Ross is now taking on television and will star in a new reality series for WE tv, according to Deadline. The pilot for the […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Perry and Crystal the monkey are standing on the shoulders of Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas and other Olympic champions. NBC has vigorously promoted its fall schedule during the network’s exclusive Summer Games broadcasts. But it’s awarded a preview opportunity to just two comedies: “Go On,” starring Perry, and “Animal Practice,” […]